Texas is in prime condition for wildfires, and Lubbock firefighters say they're responding to grass fires almost daily. It's been ages since we've seen any precipitation, and between the dry ground and high winds, the grass fire threat is high.
It's not just the South Plains -- the whole state is suffering. This weekend, fallen power lines started a wildfire in central Texas that destroyed at least 25 homes and 3 businesses. Lubbock fire officials say these grass fires can get out of control in the blink of an eye.
Capt. Marlin Hamilton says: "Anytime there is a fire in your yard, there's an oppritunity that it could go the fence, the fence then involves the shed, and the next thing you know, it's involving somebody's home."